Your 2016 performance scores are now available for download via Data.Medicare.gov. The Physician Compare Downloadable Database is a resource intended for clinicians and group representatives as well as third-party data users to provide useful information about clinicians and groups currently enrolled in Medicare.
Here's what you can find in the Downloadable Database:
- 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures for clinicians and groups
- 2016 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for PQRS summary survey measures for groups
- 2016 non-PQRS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) measures for clinicians and groups
- Subset of 2015 utilization data for clinicians
The 2016 performance scores for the group-level measures publicly reported as star ratings and those CAHPS for PQRS and non-PQRS QCDR measures that met the public reporting standards have also been updated on Physician Compare public-facing profile pages. Any cases that were suppressed due to an open Informal Review and were deemed suitable for public reporting are now available on the Physician Compare website. For more information about quality measures and public reporting, and a detailed list of the measures publicly available, visit the Physician Compare Initiative page.
Is your information up-to-date on Physician Compare?
The primary source for general information on Physician Compare is the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS). To update your listing on Physician Compare, including practice location(s) and education information, you must first make sure your information in Internet-based PECOS is up to date. It can take up to 2 to 4 months for changes in PECOS to be reflected on Physician Compare. To learn more about which information can be updated via PECOS, and which information can be updated by contacting the Physician Compare support team, visit the Physician Compare Initiative page.
If you have additional questions about your listing on Physician Compare, contact the Physician Compare support team at PhysicianCompare@Westat.com